Military jobs highlighted for career fair

By JW McNay/campus editor

Students interested in learning more about careers in the military can do so at the military career fair Sept. 12 on NW Campus.

The fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in WSTU 1303 and 1305.

Recruiters from every branch of the military will set up tables and activities such as pull-up bars, NW veterans counselor Anna Hinman said. The fair is primarily for students who have never been in the military before and are interested in finding out more.

“We have a lot of students who come in, and they say, ‘How do I get into the military?’” she said. “We wanted to be able to provide an avenue for students to gain that information.”

Students can learn about each branch without having to drive around to different recruitment offices, NW career services coordinator Tracy Williams said.

“And if you don’t know the difference between say, the Air Force and the Navy, well then, you can find out,” she said.

The atmosphere is fun and may also be more relaxed at the fair compared to a recruitment office, Williams said.

“Even if you didn’t think you were interested in a career, it’s a good chance to talk to them and just find out, if you’re curious,” she said. “It may give you an idea of a military career when you didn’t even think about it before.”